WELCOME TO GREEN OAKS CENTER FOR DISABILITIES

Proudly serving Colquitt and Worth County, Georgia

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help individuals with disabilities reach their hopes and dreams through access to education, employment, training, and housing. 

- About Us -

Services We Offer

  • Community Access Services
  • Prevocational Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Community Living Support Services
  • Social Services

Upcoming Events

  • December 1st, UGA Extension Office
  • December 8th, Christmas Carols
  • December 14th, CCHS Serenaders
  • December 15th, Christmas Party
  • December 18th-January 1st Center Closed
  • January 2nd,  Center Reopens
  • Weekly Events:
  • Magnolia Manor, YMCA, Food Bank, Art Classes, Humane Society

~Services We Offer~

Community Access Services

Community Access Services are designed to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the individual's home. These activities typically occur during the day, but can also take place in the evenings or week-ends. The intended outcome of these services is to improve the participant's access to the community through increased skills. 

Prevocational Services

Prevocational Services prepares a person for paid or unpaid employment. The emphasis of prevocational services is directed to habilitative rather than explicit employment objectives. These services include attendance, problem solving, increased attention span, rule compliance, task completion, motor skills, safety, and appropriate social skills. Prevocational Services are individually planned to meet the participants need and the intended outcome is to prepare the participant for paid or unpaid employment. 

Supported Employment

Supported Employment provides work settings for individuals for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred. The Supported Employment Program may also provide work for individuals for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a disability, and who, because of their disability, need ongoing support services to work. The ultimate goal of the Supported Employment Program is to "graduate" individuals into independent employment. 

Community Living Support Services

Community Living Support Services are individually tailored supports that assist with the acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to an individual's continued residence in his or her personal or family home. Community Living Support Services include training and assistance with activities with the individual's participation in activities in the community. This service enables individuals to live as independently as possible.

Social Services

Social Services are provided to all people served and include, but are not limited to: Information and referral to other agencies, transition planning, public education, behavioral management, transportation coordination and other participant specific services. 

GO Arts Program

Art classes are offered weekly by professional artists. The program involves the encouragement of free self–expression through painting, drawing, modeling, and other crafts. This opportunity allows service recipients to participate in art therapy, which research has shown to have a beneficial impact on individuals with disabilities.  

School Transition Program

There is often a gap in services for students between high school and the attainment of adult services. Green Oaks Center can help fill this gap and provide individuals with disabilities services that will enable them to have increased independence, socialization, life skills, job development and other necessary resources that will help prepare them for the next phase in their life.   

Divantae's Story

A Celebration of Achievement

Divantae Toombs (pictured Toombs and job coach

Mary Jackson) started services at Green Oaks shortly

after high school and he has been a part of the agency

for over five years. Divantae was born with spina bifida

and because of this he uses a wheelchair, but that has

not slowed him down. In fact, Divantae is able to maneuver

more quickly than most people who do not use

a wheelchair. When Divantae began at Green Oaks, his

primary goals were to earn money and to become independent,

but he needed assistance in developing employment

skills. He started on in-house contracts such

as doing inserts for the Colquitt Shopper and boxing

hangers for Aramark. When Divantae demonstrated

that he could complete these tasks efficiently and correctly,

he was asked if he would be interested in community-

type work with an increase in pay. Divantae

jumped at the opportunity. He now works with the

janitorial crew and has moved to his own apartment.

Divantae is a great team leader and a strong motivator

for his work crew. Everyone at Green Oaks is proud of

Divantae’s accomplishments over the years and we

wish him continued success on a job well done!

The Salvation Army

The Reason for the Season

As you visit Walmart during the

Christmas season, you are likely

to encounter Stephen Clark,

from Green Oaks Center.

Stephen was excited to join the

Salvation Army’s efforts to raise

funds for local community members

when he was presented

with the opportunity. Please

remember those less fortunate

this holiday season and drop a

donation in the kettle as you

shop for your loved ones.

Thanks Stephen!

Always Learning

The Dangers of Sugar

Today we created a display board showing how much sugar was in popular sodas and the health risks that it could lead to.

Community Partnerships

Lions Club Member Sam McCord, Green Oaks Director Russ Joiner, and Club Vice President James Rehberg

Lions Club Supports Green Oaks Center

Russ Joiner, Director of Green Oaks Center, recently spoke to the Moultrie Lions Club about services offered to individuals with disabilities.  Joiner discussed the history of Green Oaks Center and how the local program began years before the de-institutionalization of state hospitals that historically filled the gap in community services for people with disabilities.  He stated, "The strong support of our community is key to the success of Green Oaks Center and the success of individuals receiving services".  The mission of Green Oaks Center is to help individuals with disabilities reach their hopes and dreams through access to education, employment, training, and housing.  In support of this mission, The Moultrie Lions Club presented Green Oaks Center with a donation of funds.  From Left to Right are Lions Club Member Sam McCord, Green Oaks Center Director Russ Joiner, and Club Vice President James Rehberg.

Civitan Club Always Up for a Party!

Green Oaks Center would like to thank the Moultrie Civitan Club for bringing their grill and cooking out for our Fall Festival!  Our program enjoyed the food, the music, and the fellowship that they provided.  The Civitan Club has always supported Green Oaks Center and we are honored that they choose to support us in the Community. 

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Impact On Our Community

Green Oaks has positively impacted Colquitt County for over 50 years.  Currently, we serve 110 individuals with disabilities and their families (67 whom are employed at jobs linked through the agency). Along with 40 full time staff, Green Oaks indirectly provides employment for 13 transportation workers and 12 residential providers.  The agency's purchase of supplies and business associations have an economic impact on more than 75 local businesses and industries.  Additionally, the private sector plays a large role in employment with Green Oaks providing janitorial services for 18 locations and lawn care of 65 sites.  Green Oaks is proud to be a contributor to the local community as we assist individuals in reaching their goals towards employment and independence.

Thank You :o)

CARF

United Way of Colquitt County

Go Arts Center

Salvation Army

Sunbelt Ag Expo

Moultrie Civitan Club

Southern Powder Coating

Georgia Department of Labor (Moultrie)

Humane Society of Colquitt County

Moultrie YMCA

Moultrie Lions Club

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Green Oaks Center for Disabilities

2443 Georgia HWY 133 S., P.O.Box 2677, Moultrie, GA 31776, US

(229) 891-7300

Hours

Monday - Friday: 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Saturday - Sunday:

By appointment


*After hours number: 

 229-873-7134

Drop us a line!